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Last Chance Ranch

A group of us visit Last Chance Ranch. In our group were my wife Vicky and I, our son Bobby, Dr. Christine Davis, and her Daughter Donnamarie Davis, Esq. Christine and Donnamarie,

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This summer take a trip back in time to a drive-in movie. Drive-in movie theatres were a family event in the 1950s and ’60s until they began to close and go out of business in the late ’70s. Read more

Preparing for your financial future can seem daunting. The advisors at Girard are passionate about getting to know their clients and creating customized solutions. Read more

a Pulitzer and Nobel Award-winning author, a humanitarian, and an activist. Read more

Take a flight this summer in a historic biplane. You can pick your tour along the Delaware River towards Frenchtown, explore Lake Nockamixon, a run up to Philipsburg, Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown or ask for your dream flight Read more

Meet Eliza Marton, owner and operator of Zeal Designs, a Kitchen & Bath Design and Supply Firm. Read more

Dave Razzi is a Bucks County native and graduate of Central Bucks High School East. Before starting his journey in local wild life photography, Dave struggled with substance abuse. Now with over 5 ½ years sober, Dave is pursuing his passion as a... Read more

On December 10, 2018, Freeman’s will present at auction A Bucks County Life: The Collection of Bonnie O’Boyle, a single owner sale exhibiting the eclectic taste of the local philanthropist who surrounded herself with Pennsylvania art, craft and... Read more

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Conveniently located in Doylestown, Bucks County Hot Tubs has a dazzling display of affordable hot tubs and swim spas ready for your backyard. Whether you require relaxation, hydrotherapy or entertainment, you’re sure to discover the ultimate hot... Read more

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It takes an exceptional team to provide quality dentistry in a compassionate environment. For over 35 years people from Bucks County have trusted Smile Shop Newtown with their oral health and smiles. Whether you need a cleaning, cosmetic work... Read more

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In July, as part of a national clinical trial, St. Mary Medical Center became the first hospital in Bucks County, and one of the first in the region, to implant the Optimizer® Smart device through the FIX-HF-5CA clinical trial.The Optimizer® Smart... Read more

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How about a place to go and be yourself? Relax and shoot a game of pool. Now it doesn’t have to be exclusive and there is no reason not to bring your wife, but when you want to think and keep busy at the same time, there is nothing like racking... Read more

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Playmate Playwrights will be presenting LOVE IS STRANGE, a conglomeration of six original one act, live play readings in one evening at Hopewell Theater on Saturday, February 2, 2019. This is the group’s second staged reading, the first of which... Read more

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Plymouth Meeting: Gathering Terrace & BioSwale

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The Plymouth Monthly Meeting envisioned a future where they could meet outdoors at their historic meeting house (1708). They contacted SED Design to help them realize this vision, and Seiler+Drury Architecture to provide a new doorway to the space. Working closely with this actively engaged and energetic group of people, we created an outdoor terrace that subtly blends with the historic meeting house and that provides ample space for the Monthly Meeting’s program. The terrace wall at seat height offers meeting space on the lower lawn while the terrace design allows for various meeting configurations and also incorporates benches. Using ramps, stairs and new walkways, the design solves grading/elevation issues while allowing accessibility from the new doorway and the surrounding landscape. The design provides native planting areas and incorporates lighting to highlight the space beautifully in the evenings. At the same time, the Plymouth Monthly Meeting was experiencing drainage issues in the area where the new terrace was to be located. Rooftop stormwater had not previously been comprehensively managed. Between the new terrace area and its natural stormwater outlet, the Plymouth Meeting Friends School’s outdoor basketball court and play area is located. Beyond this area, a forgotten and eroded drainage ditch had been carrying the combined runoff through the school’s landscape. There was a real opportunity for a return to nature’s balance and beauty here, in the domain of the Plymouth Meeting Friends School’s children. After studying the possibilities and the stormwater volumes, SED Design proposed removing an old hedge and metal fence to make way for a sinuous, riverrock-lined “stream.” The stream incorporates a series of check dams to slow the velocity of stormwater during large rain events. It also incorporates rocks and boulders of various sizes to lend natural beauty and to pique the curiosity of young minds. A new headwater wall at seat height provides surface stormwater pass-through during rain and, when it’s dry, a place to rest while enjoying this new area. In working together with the Plymouth Monthly Meeting, the Plymouth Meeting Friends School and Seiler+Drury Architecture, the vision of a subtly beautiful terrace for meetings and a return to more naturally managed stormwater has been realized. SED Design is located at 740 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. for more information call 610-584-5941 or visit www.seddesignstudio.com.

2019 Education Guide